February 6th, 2009 by Luis Gonzalez
The New York State Library announces NOVELNY (New York Online Virtual Electronic Library), a statewide collection of databases that will be available to library patrons of over 5,500 public, school, academic and special libraries registered for NOVELNY and to individuals who are residents of New York State that visit http://www.novelnewyork.org and log on with a driver license ID or a non-driver ID.
The general reference and periodical database for NOVELNY will be ProQuest Platinum which provides access to over 2000 magazine and journal titles in a broad scope of subject areas. Grolier’s core databases (Encyclopedia Americana, the Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia and the New Book of Knowledge) collectively will be of interest to all audiences, elementary through high school and general public library audiences.
NOVELNY is a pilot project for the Statewide Internet Library and is supported with temporary federal Library Services and Technology Act funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).